Announcing XFS Support for Oracle Linux
By Michele Casey on Feb 28, 2013
The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce a new offer for our customers with Premier Support subscription using Oracle Linux 6. We have had many requests to provide a supported option for the XFS file system on Oracle Linux and effective today customers with Premier Support subscriptions using Oracle Linux 6 will receive XFS support, at no additional charge! The XFS filesystem is a journaling file system known for high-performance and scalability. With fast transactions, extreme scalability and near native I/O performance, it is easy to understand the popularity of this versatile filesystem. XFS support is offered on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 and also with the Red Hat compatible kernel. We are excited about this new offer and the great news is, most of the features are already available on your system today. Install the RPM package 'xfsprogs' from ULN using the command 'yum install xfsprogs', which provides utilities for managing XFS and you will be ready to create and deploy.